Schedule of Events

** All times are approximate & subject to change. All performances & events weather dependent. **

See all the events happening at
the new Sails building at Comox Marina!

Saturday, August 5


Information Booth hosted by Abbyfield House - 10 am – 7 pm

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast – with Captain Cracker

Musical entertainment by Anela Kahiamoa.
Where: Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court, New Sails Buildings Courtyard
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court

Where: At The Sails (new buildings courtyard)
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Annual Bullhead Derby

Sponsored by: First Insurance, Canadian Tire, the Comox Valley Record and Gone Fishin'.
Hundreds of excited would-be fishers swarm the government wharf in hopes of catching the ‘big one’.
Where: Marina Park & Wharf
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Craft Show & Sale

More than 100 artisans showcase their crafts. You’ll find everything from glassware to jewelry, pottery to weaving and much more.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Public Tours of Royal Canadian Navy ORCA Class Training Vessels

Tours running throughout the day; includes a water taxi ride to HMCS Quadra on Goose Spit. Register for your tour at the Comox Nautical Days Information Booth. Tours depart from the main dock, Comox Valley Marina office.
Where: Comox Bay Marina
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Comox Nautical Days Kid's Stuff

Everything for the Kids: Pet Parade, Mascots, Captain Cracker, Kid's Rides, Bullhead Derby, 3rd Annual Fish Toss, games, crafts, and more.
10:00 AM

Captain Cracker's Pet Parade

Sponsored by: Woofy's Pet Foods.
Where: Marina Park
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Young Performers Showcase

Comox Nautical Days presents talented array of young performers including: RIEL, RYKS DAVIES AND AYSHA GUENTHER, THE CAISSIE BOYS.
Where: Main Stage
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Magical Moments with Jason Verners

JASON VERNERS defines himself as a “West Coast Magician.” Jason has numerous awards under his belt including a gold medal at PCAM 2016, and a bronze medal standing at The International Youth Magic Championships in Las Vegas.
Where: Main Stage
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Bistro Garden

Hosted by VI Society for Adaptive Snow Sports the Bistro Garden in a great place to catch up with friends and share some stories. Must be 19+.
Sponsored by: VI Brewery
Where: Marina Park Gazebo
12:00 PM

Bullhead Derby Prize Presentation

Sponsored by: First Insurance, Canadian Tire, the Comox Valley Record and Gone Fishin'.
Where: Main Stage
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

One River

A seasoned group with an Indie feel, One River, featuring CHARITY MONRO, MIKE POWER, DEREK POWER AND IAIN CAMERON, take world music and fuse it with elements of rock, folk, blues and a little Celtic thrown in.
Where: Main Stage
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Laurie Tinkler Dancers

Dancers from the Laurie Tinkler School of Dance perform.
Where: Main Stage
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Comox Recreation Centre Kid's Games & Races

Where: Kid’s Entertainment Area
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Sue Medley & Friends

Juno award winner SUE MEDLEY is one of Canada’s most acclaimed female singer/songwriters. With a string of radio hits and touring successes with the likes of John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan, and many more, Sue Medley has earned a reputation as one of the best! Sue is joined by ANELA KAHIAMOE, JIM PAPP, AND JEFF DRUMMOND.
Where: Main Stage
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Doug Biggs & Anela Kahiamoe

Doug Biggs and Anela Kahiamoe are a pan-Pacific duo now living in the Comox Valley featuring great guitar playing and fine popular and original tunes.
Where: Main Stage
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

5th Annual Comox Nautical Days Fish Toss

20-teams of 2 will compete for the coveted title of Fish Toss Champion trying to beat the toss & catch record of 34 feet. Register at the Nautical Days Information Booth before 3:30 pm. You must be 12 years of age or older to participate, minors must have a parent or guardian. Prize presentations to follow.
Where: Main Stage area
4:30 – 5:30 PM

3nd Annual Compass Adventures Gauntlet

Teams compete in an open water obstacle course on 6 person SUP boards.
Where: Comox Marina Boat Ramp
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

The Brass – Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Tribute

JAKE MASRI heads up the Tijuana Brass Tribute. Herb Alpert was one of the most successful performing artists of the 20th century with five #1 hits, 28 albums, and eight Grammy Awards.

The Brass captures the sound and energy of these terrific songs with uncanny accuracy and character.

Where: Main Stage
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Ali Romanow Family Band

ALI ROMANOW is a multi-instrumentalist, performer and musician bringing captivating vocals and original writing and arranging. Ali will be performing with her family band.

Where: Main Stage
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Captain Cracker's Family Dance with Blues Report

Blues Report is blend of blues standards and favourites – but with a Latin twist. Blues Report features an all-star roster of Comox Valley players, "GYPSY" JIM PAPP, MICHAEL "WISCONSIN" JOHNSON, DR. "KEYS" COLEMAN, ROBB "SOLID" FLANNERY, and percussionist / drummer OSCAR ROBLES DIAS – all the way from Mexico City, Blues Report will have you up dancing in no time flat!
Where: Main Stage

Sunday, August 6th


** All times are approximate & subject to change. All performances & events weather dependent. **

Information Booth Hosted by Town of Comox Council 10 am – 7 pm

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast - with Captain Cracker

Musical entertainment by Anela Kahiamoa.
Where: Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court, New Sails Buildings Courtyard
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court

Where: At The Sails (new buildings courtyard)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Public Tours of Royal Canadian Navy ORCA Class Training Vessels

Tours running throughout the day; includes a water taxi ride to HMCS Quadra on Goose Spit. Register for your tour at the Comox Nautical Days Information Booth. Tours depart from the main dock, Comox Valley Marina office.
Where: At The Sails (new buildings courtyard)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

15th Annual Victor Simonson Dragon Boat Races

There are prizes for the top 4 teams in each division. You can watch all the races from the board walk, and enjoy a full day of racing while taking in the sights and sounds of Nautical Days. Sponsored by: the Comox Recreation Centre
Where: Viewing from the breakwater & jetty - Comox Harbour
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Craft Show & Sale

More than 100 artisans showcase their crafts. You’ll find everything from glassware to jewelry, pottery to weaving and much more.
10:30 - 12:00 PM

Interdenominational Church Service

Comox Valley Ministerial
Where: Main Stage
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM

Bistro Garden

Hosted by VI Society for Adaptive Snow Sports the Bistro Garden in a great place to catch up with friends and share some stories. Must be 19+.
Sponsored by: VI Brewery
Where: Marina Park Gazebo
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Brodie, Luke and Cam

Vancouver Island Music Award winner BRODIE DAWSON performs with LUKE BLU GUTHRIE and CAM BOYCE join forces to present an eclectic mix of blues, indie and rock textures in original and re-arranged favourites.
Where: Main Stage
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Ralph Barrat Sharp Seven

The "Sharp Seven" is a very lively 7-piece combo featuring some of Vancouver Island’s finest musicians.

Vocalist RALPH BARRAT leads the group with his distinctive vocal style reminiscent of crooners Sinatra, Torme, and Bobby Darin.
Where: Main Stage
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM

3rd Annual Comox Valley Harbour Authority “Hole in One” Competition

The Annual “Hole in One” competition returns to Comox Nautical Days. Balls are 6/$10 or 12/$20 for adults, kids 12 and under, $1 a ball.

The "T Box" will be located in the Comox Valley Harbour approximately 100 yards away.

Register on site at the “T-Box” location. Space is limited. Minors must have a parent or guardian signed permission.

All proceeds donated to Project Watershed.
Where: Comox Valley Harbour
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Larry Ayre Blues

LARRY AYRE Blues plays Swing, R&B, authentic Rock'n'Roll and (you guessed it) Blues!

LARRY ARYE has taught and played many styles of music for over 25 years in the Comox Valley. If you are a fan of the 'blues harp' you will want to hear this group play the Chicago style as well as some jumping swing style blues.
Where: Main Stage
5:15 AM - 6:30 PM

Jeff Drummond Quartet

JEFF DRUMMOND is a guitarist, composer, producer and engineer, and has appeared on national television/radio programs and garnered numerous credits and awards, including #1 on the earshot Canadian jazz charts and ‘Best Instrumental Album’ at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2016.
Where: Main Stage
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Captain Cracker's Family Dance with Identity Crisis

Led by veteran Vancouver Island guitarist Jeff Gillespie, Identity Crisis includes four ultra-talented musicians who quickly discovered they had enormous musical common ground –and a formal set list was not their way of doing things.

Instead, they regularly take requests playing whatever the audience wants to hear.

An evening with IDENITY CRISS includes classic rock, country, disco, and whatever the audience requests!
Where: Main Stage

Monday, August 7th


** All times are approximate & subject to change. All performances & events weather dependent. **

Information Booth Hosted by Kitty Cat P.A.L.s 10am – 5pm

8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast – with Captain Cracker

Musical entertainment by Anela Kahiamoa
Where: Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court, New Sails Building
8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court

Where: At The Sails (new buildings courtyard)
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Central Builders Home Hardware's Annual Build, Bail & Sail

Race begins at 1:00.
Where: Marina Park parking lot and boat ramp.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

48th Annual Comox Nautical Days Foot Race

Registration at 8:00 AM.
Where: Comox Town Hall
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Craft Show & Sale

More than 100 artisans showcase their crafts. You’ll find everything from glassware to jewelry, pottery to weaving and much more.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Comox Nautical Days Vintage Car Show

The 30th annual Comox Nautical Days Vintage Car Show is organized by the Valley Vintage Car Club. Registration begins at 8 AM and participants are encouraged to arrive early.
Where: Marina Park, East Parking Lot
10:30 AM

Comox Nautical Days Festival Parade

The parade winds its way down Comox Avenue, Rodello to Stewart Avenue. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honourable Mention will be awarded. Sponsored by Comox Business in Action.
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Bistro Garden

Hosted by VI Society for Adaptive Snow Sports the Bistro Garden in a great place to catch up with friends and share some stories. Must be 19+ to attend.
Sponsored by: VI Brewery
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

BC Day Official Ceremony and Official ribbon cutting ceremony for the Marina Park Redevelopment Project

Official greetings from Comox Mayor PAUL IVES, governmental and military dignitaries. "Oh Canada" performed by CANADIAN MILITARY WIVES
Where: New Sails Buildings Courtyard
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Canadian Military Wives Choir Comox

Formed in January 2016 the CANADIAN MILITARY WIVES CHOIR COMOX is an all female choir, who support military women through vocal music and camaraderie.
Where: Main Stage
1:00 PM

Annual Build, Bail & Sail Competition

Sponsored by: Central Builders Home Hardware
Where: Marina Park Boat Ramp
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

Big Little Lions

Big Little Lions is the ferocious songwriting duo of Juno Award Winners HELEN AUSTIN and PAUL OTTEN.

Both successful singer/songwriters in their own right, they crank out infectious folk pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion along with tight harmonies.
Where: Main Stage
2:30 PM

Comox Nautical Days Vintage Car Show Award Presentations

Where: Main Stage
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Centerpiece Jazz

Centerpiece Jazz is a local jazz group who perform Swing, Latin, Fusion, with the odd surprise thrown in. The group includes CHARITY MUNROE on vocals, DAVE STEVENSON on bass, LARRY AYRE on guitar, BRIAN MCNIFF on drums, and their latest addition, JEFF AGOPSOWICZ on trombone.
Where: Main Stage
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Zandhunga

Expect nothing less than high-energy Latin dance-party vibes from Zandhunga, a far-reaching collective first born in Mexico City but now based in the Comox Valley. The ensemble has released one album and toured internationally, bringing their lively and infectious music to happy audiences as far away as Taiwan.
Where: Main Stage
5:00 PM

Preparations begin for Ceremony of the Flags & Quality Foods Festival of Lights Fireworks Extravaganza

Where: All of Marina Park
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ceremony of the Flags

HMCS Quadra Cadets, Officers and staff.
Where: Main Stage and Area
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Time Well Wasted

Comox Nautical Days perennial favourite, TWW is an exceptional, horn-driven 11-piece band delivering great-big-band arrangements of the mega hits of the 70s, 80s and 90s.
Where: Main Stage
10:15 PM

Quality Foods Festival of Lights Fireworks Extravaganza

Simulcast on The Eagle FM 97.3. This year the QF fireworks show features the music of Canadian Juno Awards winners including Comox Valley’s own Sue Medley, Helen Austin, John “Johnny” Booth (Sweeney Todd) and Phil Camparelli (54-40).
Where: Marina Park, Fisherman's Wharf Boardwalk & the entire Comox Valley
10:45 PM

Good Night!

AT THE SAILS


** All times are approximate & subject to change. All performances & events weather dependent. **

Saturday, August 5

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast
Captain Cracker & musical entertainment by Anela Kahiamoa
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spinnaker Building – Comox Museum & Archives / Comox Fire & Rescue
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Genoa Building - Vancouver Island Visitor Centre
10:00 AM Yoga At The Sails
12:15 PM "Walk Around Magic At The Sails" with Magician Jason Verners
1:30 PM Wolf Eel Beale
Wolf Eel Beale is a one-woman band that makes instrumental music. Live performances often feature guitar, foot-powered percussion, and harmonica.
4:00 PM Vivian & Steve Ruskin with Blaine Dunaway
Steve and Viv Ruskin are a multi-genre duo performing ballads to blues, celtic to contemporary, rockabilly to reggae, originals and even a dash of Latin and jazz. Viv does lead vocals and guitar and Steve is a piano and keyboard player with harmonica and harmonies. As a trio, Blaine Dunaway, violinist extraordinaire and chin cello and horn player joins them.

Sunday, August 6

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast
Captain Cracker & musical entertainment by Anela Kahiamoa
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spinnaker Building – Comox Museum & Archives / Comox Fire & Rescue
10:00 AM - 6:00 AM Genoa Building - Vancouver Island Visitor Centre
10:00 AM Zumba At The Sails with Gloria Grieve
12:00 PM The Caissies
The Caissies are a brother A cappella group from the Comox Valley. Their names are Isaac (age 16), Ethan (age 14) and Owen (age 12). The boys enjoy singing together, taking familiar tunes and creating new sounds with brother harmony and beat boxing. The Caissies recently won the Comox Valley Battle of the Bands and are currently preparing to record their music. You can also see the The Caissies next month at the Comox Valley “Ribfest” in September.

Monday, August 7

8:00 AM - 9:00 PM Comox Nautical Days Family Food Court
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Comox Valley Kin Club Pancake Breakfast
Captain Cracker & musical entertainment by Anela Kahiamoa
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spinnaker Building – Comox Museum & Archives / Comox Fire & Rescue
11:00 AM Adam Norman
Adam Norman is a guitar playing, note singing, song writing musician with a burning passion for music of all kinds.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM BC Day Ceremonies & Official Ribbon Cutting Marina Park Redevelopment Project
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Riel
Riel is a sixteen-year-old, Metis multi-instrumentalist whose song writing is mostly inspired by literature and modern popular culture. In past months, they’ve generated much intrigue with their powerful voice and folk pop inspired sound that’s sure to leave an impact. Riel recently released their debut EP titled Into the Waves—a five song compilation that’s available online now.





** All times are approximate & subject to change. All performances & events weather dependent. **